So, I’ve been getting skinnier. I’m seven kilos lighter actually. My journey following the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation program began just over a month ago and I have two to go. I am not doing everything she says to, but it has helped me set personal goals and stick to them. It is helping me to no longer listen to my self doubt, nor make excuses for my unhealthy ways. It is helping me find me again. I still have a long way to go, but I’m getting there.

I’d also set myself an aim  – one month booze free. It was tough at times, but I DID IT! I made up for it though with a BIG night. It started all cultured-like at the Art Gallery with friends, drinking bubbles and admiring the Saatchi Gallery modern art exhibition. I looked pretty good too, I thought.

It ended with pints of Coopers Pale Ale at my university hang-out, The Exeter. Also known as The Excreter if you’re from Adelaide. It’s dirty, full of students and oldies like me reliving their glory days, stinks of stale beer, plays great music and feels like home. It also has this way of sucking you into the booze vortex.

Surprisingly, I didn’t feel too bad the next day, but I was a couple of kilos heavier from all the beer and pizza and felt a sense of disappointment at knowing all my hard work of the week prior was unravelling. Luckily for me, a dodgy fish pattie gave me gastro so I’m back on track again! I’m also back off the booze and focussed on losing more weight. The diet regime is starting to feel normal and I am starting to notice a change in my body shape. Not that I’m saying it’s easy – it’s really hard to fight your own urges. Man, I would even pash Kyle Sandilands if it meant I could eat a schnitzel with pepper sauce and mashed potato and two servings of homemade chocolate self-serving pudding with King Island double cream. Alas he lives in knob land.

Anyway, better get back to my carrot sticks and skinny flat white.

Is there something you’re working hard at at the moment?